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7 Fresh Layering Ideas You Haven’t Thought of Yet

Richard Wright

Doubling the number of clothes on your body doesn’t just mean adding extra cold-weather protection. It also means doubling your wardrobe’s potential and can add new life to pieces you thought might have run their course. Here are seven awesome new ways to layer your clothes that are guaranteed to bring in all the compliments.

oversize sweater with lace skirt slip new layering ideas

OVERSIZE SWEATER + LACE SKIRT

Sure, a delicate fabric like lace won’t exactly do much in terms of adding warmth, but its contrast with cozy, chunky wool looks wonderfully chic and is much more interesting than a basic pair of opaque tights. You can also swap the sweater for a miniskirt to achieve the same effect.

 

turtleneck under off the shoulder ruffle top girl with curves new layering ideas

OFF-THE-SHOULDER TOP + TURTLENECK

Extend the life of your favorite summer style by pairing it with a cold-weather staple. The result is a surprisingly cohesive and totally unexpected look that we are totally in love with.

 

distressed jeans with fishnet tights new layering ideas aylin koenig

RIPPED JEANS + DETAILED TIGHTS

A little peak of brightly colored stockings or a pair of fishnets will totally revamp the vibe of your distressed denim. Bonus: Wearing an extra layer under your pants will help keep your stems nice and warm without sacrificing style.

sweater dress with jeans new layering ideas

LONG SWEATER DRESS + JEANS

Those of us who like to experiment with clothes may have already tried sporting a sun or shirtdress over our denim, but this cold-weather version offers a brand-new take on the trend that’s perfect for running winter weekend errands. Choose a sweater dress made with a thinner knit to avoid adding too much bulk.

leggings under cropped pants club monaco new layering ideas

CROPPED PANTS + LEGGINGS

Choosing a pair of leggings that are two or three inches longer than the hem of your cropped trousers is a super-chic, totally fresh way to keep your legs toasty warm all winter long.

 

cropped sweater with peplum hem top cath in the city new layering ideas

CROPPED SWEATER + PEPLUM-HEM TOP

If you have a top whose lower half is really the star of the show (think peplums, fringe and feathered hems), then why not give those details a chance to really shine? Pair your top with a cropped sweater in a contrasting color that ends just where the fun detailing begins.

socks with heels new layering ideas

SOCKS + HEELS

By far the easiest hack to make wearing heels out in the cold bearable. It’s also a great way to fake this season’s hottest ankle boot trend, the sock boot. Just don’t try this with a pair so beloved, you’ve worn holes in the toes; springing for a new pair is definitely worth the $10 or less you’ll spend.